Oh, isn't this bear just adorable!?! Guess who it is! Yes! It is Karl Lagerfeld, the fashion legend and icon (current designer of Chanel, furs of Fendi of Italy, and his own label). When I saw this bear, all I could think about is how chibi and I would get a good chuckle out of this bear with our common weakness towards soft and fluffy plush toys. Then being curious and all, I went into Neiman Marcus.com to find out if I can afford it. Go ahead, take a stab at how much this is.
Ok, here we see the basic principle of supply-demand. Lagerfeld and his partner in crime, toy company Steiff, only made 2,500 of these to be sold worldwide. This creates a very limited supply on the highly desirable teddy bear (assumably because the 14.5"tall bear is the most fashionable concoction of alpaca wool, leather boots, and Swarovski crystals on the sleek silken tie and belt).
As a consolation, you can receive a FREE TOTE BAG* with any $175 kids' purchase (use code KIDGIFT). Honestly though, it is not really any consolation. What is more valuable is a drawing of the bear that is from the hands of Karl Lagerfeld and topped off with his signature. And you'll be sure to have it come in a nice box too. *shrug* What can I say? Fashion is extravagant!